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Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people whom we personally dislike. – Oscar Wilde
This quote sums up the essence of Wokism. It is weaponized morality. Define everything as a moral absolute and use it as a club to beat those you dislike with. After all, if they are immoral, then you can dismiss them as not quite human.
It also explains a lot of the behavior of the anti-Trump movement. They personally disliked Trump. He was not their kind, dear. To them he was uncouth and crude. Lacking policy issues with which to disagree (since he was the most conservative President since Reagan and possibly Coolidge) they seized on morality as the reason he was so objectionable. All the while ignoring the immorality and criminality of Trump’s political opponents – because they did not personally dislike those people. Joe? He’s everybody’s friend.
The greatest irony is those most fixated on the morality of others – especially those they personally dislike – are more than willing to overlook or ignore the moral failings of their friends, and most of all, themselves. They are not righteous. They are self-righteous.Published in